3 Low-Cost Playmakers The Vikings Should Target in Free Agency

Max Staley
Kirk Cousins notched his first career playoff victory in 2019, but he might need some help to advance further.
Kirk Cousins notched his first career playoff victory in 2019, but he might need some help to advance further. / Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images
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The Minnesota Vikings are a talented team, but with one of the worst salary cap situations in football, they don't have much room to improve this offseason. While they're loaded with top-tier skill-position players, they aren't exactly deep at wide receiver or running back, beyond their star players.

Without much money to work with, Minnesota will likely have to target some low-cost, high-upside role players in free agency. With that in mind, let's take a look at three cheap skill-position players the Vikings should target this offseason.

1. Lamar Miller, RB

Lamar Miller could be a nice low-cost option for the Vikings.
Lamar Miller could be a nice low-cost option for the Vikings. / Bob Levey/Getty Images

Running backs are crucial to the Vikings offense. Look no further than the impact a healthy Dalvin Cook's return had on this team. Minnesota was the eighth-best scoring offense in the league in 2019, averaging 25.4 points per game (PPG) and Cook played 14 games. With Cook battling injuries in 2018, though, this team averaged 22.5 PPG (No. 19 in the NFL). Clearly, keeping Cook healthy should be a priority and signing Lamar Miller could help accomplish that. Miller just missed the entire 2019 season, so he shouldn't command much money.

2. Randall Cobb, WR

Randall Cobb could be a great fit in Minnesota.
Randall Cobb could be a great fit in Minnesota. / Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images

If Minnesota can make the money work, Randall Cobb would be a fantastic under-the-radar addition. This team badly needs a reliable No. 3 WR, as outside of Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, no Vikings' wideout had more than 300 receiving yards last season. This weakness was most apparent when one of the two was out of the lineup, but even if both are healthy, adding a rock-sold WR like Cobb could help stabilize this offense.

3. Devin Funchess, WR

Devin Funchess could give the Vikings another threat on the outside.
Devin Funchess could give the Vikings another threat on the outside. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images

Adam Thielen's versatility and ability to move to the slot means the Vikings could also target a big-bodied WR as their No. 3 option. Devin Funchess is just 25 years old, and coming off an injury-shortened season with the Indianapolis Colts, he could be available at a discount. He's never had a true breakout season, but racking up 63 receptions for 840 yards and 8 touchdowns in 2017 showed that he has some intriguing upside.


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